Why Should You Learn Spanish?

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Alexa Montenegro Feb-15-2012 Speech Why Should You Learn Spanish? The major current languages in the United States are English, Spanish, and Chinese, with the last two quickly gaining prominence; about 17.9 percent of Americans speak a language other than English at home. Keeping this in mind, it is almost essential today to learn a second language. Being bi-, tri- or multilingual has many advantages, the most obvious being that one can communicate with exchange students, immigrants, and fellow online gamers, chatters, and forum users, as well as to bridge cultures and societies through lingual unity and a better understanding. It also can give a person a fresh eye for their own society and culture, and even improve their understanding of the mechanics of one's own language, all by comparison. Spanish has also been known as one of the most romantic languages, which could satisfy ones romantic needs and desires. Also, Spanish is the simplest Latin-originated language, making it the training wheels of all Latin languages. Everyone wants to be understood. It is hard coming to a foreign country, or visiting one, having very little exposure to country’s language. Everyday things like going to the grocery store or going to school can be difficult because of language barriers, and wouldn't you be frustrated if you went to a grocer in another language and couldn't find the aisle for something because you didn't know what the signs said? It is beneficial for newcomers to find some people who can help them by speaking the language they've grown up with. It is also good for the country’s foreign language speaker, to builds skills and confidence with the country’s language by being helpful and applying the language to practical things. Not to mention that it makes online game play, forums, and chatting much less frustrating when
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